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Data I/O Corporation

August 09, 2010 13:14 ET

Data I/O Announces the Appointment of Dr. Qinghua (Ching) Ma as General Manager of Data I/O China

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - August 9, 2010) -  Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), the world leader in programming solutions for semiconductor devices, announces the appointment of Dr. Qinghua (Ching) Ma as General Manager of Data I/O's China operations effective August 2, 2010.

Dr. Ma comes to Data I/O with over 20 years experience in the semiconductor and electronics industries. His most recent position was at Numonyx in Shanghai where he was the Director of APAC Software Product Development and Marketing. Prior to that, Dr. Ma was the Director of Flash Product and Business Development for the Intel Corporation. Dr. Ma holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a Master's Degree in Semiconductor devices from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University.

"Production for the global electronics manufacturing industry continues to grow in Asia, particularly in China," said Fred Hume, Data I/O's President and CEO. "We're delighted to have Dr. Ma join our team in China. His competence in business as well as technology will be of great benefit to us, not just in China where he will strengthen our product development and marketing programs, but also in our activities around the world."

"I am extremely excited about joining Data I/O. Data I/O is the indisputable market leader in memory programming and customer service, not only with its cutting edge technology but also with its customer-focused operation," Dr. Ma said. "I look forward to joining Fred and Data I/O's leadership team for rapidly growing opportunities both in China and globally."

Data I/O China has offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

About Data I/O Corporation
With over 35 years of expertise in delivering intellectual property to programmable devices, Data I/O offers complete, integrated manufacturing solutions in wireless, automotive, programming center, semiconductor, and industrial control market segments for OEM, ODM, EMS and semiconductor companies. Data I/O provides hardware and software solutions for turn-key programming and device testing services, as well as in-system (on-board), in-line (right before use at the SMT line), or in-socket (off-line) programming with special manufacturing options such as serialization, traceability, version control, statistical data logging, co-planarity test, and bad block management. These solutions are scalable for small, medium and large volume applications with different device mixes. For further information on Data I/O, please visit or call 800-426-1045.

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